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TARP Overseer Describes “Lost Opportunity” to Increase Small Business Lending

May 30, 2013 News

Report blames regulators' lack of sufficient oversight in reviewing loan applications.

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Decreasing the Deficit by Shifting Tax Enforcement

Mar 20, 2013 Analysis

GAO report claims the IRS could significantly increase revenues with better enforcement.


The Regulatory Week in Review: March 8, 2013

Mar 8, 2013 Week in Review

FHFA proposes alternative to Fannie and Freddie, TSA to allow pocket knives onto planes, and more.


Using Transnational Commercial Contracts to Regulate Business

Dec 3, 2012 PPR News

New research examines how such contracts can influence so-called soft-law policies.


Report Highlights Difficulties with Regulating Federal Grants

Sep 27, 2012 News

GAO identifies oversight challenges in administering federal grants to state and local governments.

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California Adopts “Homeowners Bill of Rights” to Combat Foreclosures

Aug 1, 2012 News

The Golden State joins other jurisdictions in adopting reforms to lower foreclosure rates.

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WTO Creates Roadblock to Administration’s Anti-Smoking Initiative

Apr 11, 2012 News

U.S. prohibition of flavored cigarettes violates international trade agreement.

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Bill to Kill ‘Death Panel’ Passes House Subcommittee

Mar 1, 2012 News

Bipartisan vote moves forward a bill repealing Obamacare's Medicare cost-cutting body.

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Regulatory Failure and the Gulf Oil Disaster

Nov 8, 2011 PPR News

A Penn Program on Regulation seminar examines agency design.


11th Circuit Finds Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

Aug 18, 2011 News

Decision splits circuits, sparking responses from presidential candidates.

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